I've got an old one that a friend of mine ask me to try and sell for him. I loaded it up one time and it broke right at the metal part that connects the two halves together. I have since found that there indeed was a rotted spot right there where water had apparently gotten under the boo.
If anyone is interested I will let you have it for the $35 he asked me to try and get for it. It's a beautiful rod I just ahve so much going on already with my knives that i'll never ahve time to mess with it!
E-mail me if you think I can do something with it!
"even Jesus had a 12 man recon team"